Lawrence Kenny

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Father Lawrence Kenny (August 19, 1896 - January 1977) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was also an exorcist.

He participated in exorcism, in St. Louis, Missouri, of a thirteen-year-old Lutheran boy who became possessed after using a Ouija board. This was the case on which William Peter Blatty based his novel The Exorcist. Father William S. Bowdern who led the exorcism, was aided by fellow Jesuit priest Father Raymond Bishop. Jesuit seminary student Walter Halloran also assisted.

Father Kenny worked for years at St. Louis University where he was in charge of admissions for a time. He died in St. Louis, Missouri in January 1977.

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Related Books[edit]

  • Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism, Thomas B. Allen, 1993, ISBN 0-553-47177-5